"Truly one of the world's greatest rums, this Haitian rhum agricole is distilled prior to a 15 year maturation in Limousin white oak barrels. The nose is full and fruited with mature spices. Luscious, full mouth-feel with flavors both complex and poised. There’s a lot going on inside this rum, focused around the interplay of oak, fruit and toasty spices. The finish is warming to the whole body and seemingly endless." 92 points (Gold Medal- Exceptional) from the Beverage Testing Institute.
Aged 15 years, the Estate Reserve has an unsurpassed finesse. The nose is perfumed and complex with candied citrus fruits and roasted, tannic flavors. The palate is powerful, with a great aromatic richness. Almost explosive with cooked pear, citrus fruits, cinnamon, and pepper. The finish is long, with a return of citrus fruits and spices. A true sipping rum, it is made to be enjoyed neat. Each year a limited quantity is released from the private stock of the Gardere family and made available to connoisseurs. It was originally reserved for the Barbancourt family and their friends. It was offered for public sale for the first time in the middle of the 1960's. Teurs.
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